Schmölln

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Schmölln
SchmöllnKirche.jpg
Coat of Arms

Coat of arms
Schmölln   is located in Germany
Schmölln
Schmölln
Coordinates: 50°53′42″N 12°21′23″E / 50.89500°N 12.35639°E / 50.89500; 12.35639Coordinates: 50°53′42″N 12°21′23″E / 50.89500°N 12.35639°E / 50.89500; 12.35639
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Altenburger Land
Subdivisions 14
Government
 • Mayor Kathrin Lorenz (CDU)
Area
 • Total 41.60 km2 (16.06 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,347
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04626
Dialling codes 034491
Vehicle registration ABG, SLN
Website www.schmoelln.de

Schmölln is a town in the Thuringian, Germany, landkreis of Altenburger Land, and which lies on the river Sprotte.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Municipalities in the district of Altenburger Land neighboring Schmölln include: Altkirchen, Drogen, the town of Gößnitz, Heyersdorf, Nöbdenitz, Ponitz, Saara, and Vollmershain.

City divisions[edit]

Schmölln is divided into 13 subdivisions:

  • Bohra
  • Brandrübel
  • Großstöbnitz
  • Kleinmückern
  • Kummer
  • Nitzschka
  • Nödenitzsch
  • Papiermühle
  • Schloßig
  • Selka
  • Sommeritz
  • Weißbach
  • Zschernitzsch

History[edit]

Horse drawn buggy
Schmölln Rathaus

Important Dates:

1066--Schmölln is first mentioned in writing as ABBATIA ZMULNA
1127--Building of the cloister on the Pfefferberg
13th - 16th centuries--Schmölln is a Marienwallfahrtsort
1525--Destruction of the cloister on the Pfefferberg

Incorporation[edit]

On March 8, 1994, Weißbach was incorporated into Schmölln, and on January 1, 1996, Großstöbnitz followed.

Business and transportation[edit]

Schmölln is located at a connection of Bundesautobahn 4 (Connection 61 Schmölln) and has a train station on the Middle-Germany Link (WeimarGlauchau).

Dobitschen Schloss

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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